YOU CAN’T LEAD REMOTE TEAMS AS THOUGH THEY’RE SITTING NEXT TO YOU
For many this may be their first experience leading remote teams and this presents a whole new set of challenges which will add stress and pressure to many individuals. It’s important to remember that a lot of people will be learning together, both managers and leaders and those being led. Most people will want to do their best and our advice all starts from one simple premise – Start by assuming trust!
THOUGHTS: Things to be aware of
- Trust your team – they’re doing their best and want to balance their work and their obvious concerns about friends & family
- Balance Neglect vs Overbearing – you must give clear output driven guidance as you will not be able to task manage
- Diarize the formal stuff and have informal “check ins” to stay connected Implement regular team touch points – consider daily standups, and team huddles
- Setting expectations – make sure your teams know when they are expected to be available to each other
- Presence – now we are connected all the time, presence indicators can be less useful, but setting a precedent about how this is used can help
- Overcommunicate – invest time in telling people what’s going on as you don’t have the watercooler opportunities to disseminate information
- Do you expect your teams to be “dressed for business” on internal calls? What is the done thing when on video calls with customers? It might be best to relax formal dress codes during this time.
- USING A TOMATO & OTHER PSYCHOLOGY TIPS!
- Your Home Office
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- OUR YouTube CHANNELS
- REMOTE MANAGEMENT LINKS
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